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A History of Science

COÖPERATION IN SCIENCE—THE ROYAL SOCIETY The period from 1637 to 1687 affords a good illustration of the value for the progress of science of the coöperation in the pursuit of truth of men of different creeds, nationalities, vocations, and social ranks. At, or even before, the beginning of that period the need of coöperation was […]

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Short Lessons and Readings

It seems counter-intuitive to stop a book or a lesson while the child is still enjoying it, but there are reasons.  We have touched on many of them here before– but here’s another, gleaned from a story by Ina Hervey: “The hour devoted to this exercise flew by so rapidly, that the children could scarcely […]

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Our Little Citizens- Primary Education Article, January, 1920 Part 2

Part One was ever so very long ago (almost a year): From Primary Education, January 1920   Plain Living and High Thinking Let us return to this slogan of the good old Americans. No nation was ever more prosperous than this. If the truth were told about the High Cost of Living, it would be […]

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Aids to Memory (part 2)

Aids to Memory, by Rea McCain, 1920, cont. (previously) Analysis of Aids to Memory Those characteristics of form or thought which are essential to the composilion as it stands are natural aids to memory. Any chance or accidental points which are selected for emphasis may be called artificial aids to memory. Natural Aids to Memory […]

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What is Worth Memorizing

What is Worth Memorizing? Rea McCain, 1920 Any selection to be worth memorizing must be the adequate expression of some emotion already experienced by the child. It must be the adequate expression, for, if the idea alone be beautiful, why not remember the idea and let the wording go? It must be the expression of […]

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